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Bel Punto is an Italian fine dining restaurant that has been nestled in the heart of the North Coast town of Umdloti since 2004. Opening out on an expansive deck overlooking the Indian Ocean, a day or evening at Bel Punto can be rated amongst the most exceptional dining experiences in South Africa today. Part of the experience is the ever-present chance of sighting a pod of dolphins playing in the crisp surf and sunset drinks at Bel Punto are not to be missed. We specialize in Italian Food, best quality shellfish, exceptional grills and home made pastas and pizzas.
US$20 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Seafood, Grill
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bel Punto is still a delicious choice. Real home made food with such class and a high standard. Especially the seafood and pasta. Just popped in after not being here for years and so happy we did. We love you guys.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

Wow, wow, wow - just finished the most amazing lunch at Bel Punto. Starters were both incredible and the mains even better. Great wines and unbeatable views....... However - the service was spot on - friendly, professional and perfect. Thanks Moses - you are a...credit to the restaurant and your profession. Mark & Darren 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 26 December 2020 via mobile

What an absolute disappointing meal as we paid a fortune for a mushroom risotto R209 and Panzerotti alla Zucca Cremolati (R160 for an empty shell that was supposed to be filled with butternut and mushrooms. So beware if you are not local because the prices...are overpriced for an absolute disappointment of a meal. A Steers burger would have been better satisfying and half the price. Sad when you want to support local no name businesses but you get this type of service and lack of passion for food.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

Had a very good meal, fillet steak with pepper corn sauce, it was truly melt in the mouth fillet. My wife had a seafood pasta, also enjoyed it. Service from the staff was very good, and Michael, very attentive. I did however complain about my...salad, which was sloppy. Also the wine was very overpriced and corkage not allowed...just saying as there are restaurants in very close proximity offering this. In short, food and waiting staff were very very good. But the mark up on the wine will prevent me from returning.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 29 November 2020 via mobile

Best seafood meal in Durban by far. Amazing quality ingredients expertly prepared with attentive service. Well done 👍🏽

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2020 via mobile

Travelling for business I decided to treat myself to a meal at Bel Punto. I receive fantastic service from Sindi and helped to make food recommendations. I decided to give the prawn pasta a try based on other trip advisor reviews and I can say...without a doubt it's one of the best meals I've ever had. There is a generous serving of prawns in the dish and the amount of chilli just perfect to be tasted but not overpower. Already I cannot wait to go back again and try something else on their menu!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 9 November 2020

We visited this past Friday for lunch and had the most amazing service from Moses, he was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We had the mushroom risotto which was the best I’ve ever had. Lovely wine, overlooking the most stunning view. Thank you so much...Moses and staff, managers and owner, 5 star!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 23 October 2020

The food and service were excellent. Great seafood -!: quality of food. It’s not super child friendly but it worked well for two families with 4 kids.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2020

We made a reservation for 11 people to celebrate a birthday on the 17Oct for 6pm - firstly - prices are very high, good food, but no service at all -in fact -shocking service! we had to wait 2hours for our Main course - no...apologies or any assistance! no Manager no waiter - this is really unacceptable for a supposedly good restaurant - won't see us there in a hurry!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 9 October 2020

Went here a year ago and considered this place as one of the top 5 seafood restaurants in South Africa (in my opinion). Visited them tonight (9 Oct 2020), and now consider them the finest seafood restaurant in the country. Superb service and sublime food....Prawn risotto unbelievably tasty- as for the Linguini Del Punto (seafood pasta) , my son-in- law has not stopped raving about this dish since we left. Finished off with panna cotta - OMG - pure heaven. Will continue to frequent as often as possible. Fine dining at its best.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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25 February 2019|
Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
suggest you ask the restaurant directly. According to previous comments - there is a charge ??
4 October 2018|
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Response from belpunto | Property representative |
Hi Arosh. We have Crayfish on the menu. A very special meal.
1 April 2018|
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Response from lacasanostraumdloti | Property representative |
Hi, No we do not.
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